Good Neighbors

Families Get Gift of Warm Homes As Temperatures Drop

More than one hundred TUDI Mechanical volunteers install free furnaces in One Day Miracle

Bob Tudi and his team at TUDI Mechanical Systems have stepped up once again to help people who truly need it. It's the 20th year for their "Heat for the Needy" program.

The "One Day Miracle" started with a kickoff breakfast for more than one hundred volunteers who head out from there to install free furnaces in dozens of homes.

The kickoff streamed on Sparkt LIVE Saturday morning at 8 am with Bob Tudi telling the group why he started this and why it's important to give back to the community.

Once the game plan was laid out and every installation reviewed, they were off. Marty Griffin streamed live from one of the first stops on the list. He takes you inside for Margaret's home in McKees Rocks. Her furnace was more than 30 years old and wasn't working very well to heat the 77-year-old's home.

"I think they're great, I really think they're great" - Margaret, McKees Rocks

Since the program started, TUDI's experts and vendors who donate equipment have installed more than 220 free heating systems but they sometimes find other issues that need immediate attention like plumbing and electrical hazards.

"We've done plumbing, new electrical panels because what they had wasn't safe. The focus has been on heating systems, but if our employees encounter other dangerous situations we don't turn our back on it." - Kevin Bright, TUDI Chief Operations Officer

Nominations for next year's Heat For The Needy will open up in August. The easiest way to apply is online. You can also write a nomination letter to:

Tudi Mechanical Systems

343 Munson Avenue

McKees Rocks, PA 15136

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